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Les Contes de la Nuit (Tales of the Night)

Presented as part of The Tournées Festival Wednesday, October 17 Presented by: Dr. Daniel Ridge, Lecturer in the Department of French & Italian and Assistant Director of the W.T. Bandy Center for Baudelaire and Modern French Studies. France (2011) Dir: Michel Ocelot. Ravishing animation is set in a little cinema where three storytellers meet every...... KEEP READING

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S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine

Tuesday, October 16 Presented by: Holocaust Lecture Series Cambodia (2003) Dir: Rithy Panh. A powerful documentary about the notorious detention center in Phnom Penh. Panh interviews two survivors and brings back several of the personnel who committed atrocious acts on behalf of the regime, many while they were still teenagers. A stark reminder of the...... KEEP READING

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Les Hommes Libres (Free Men)

Presented as part of The Tournées Festival Wednesday, October 10 Presented by: Alexander Joskowicz, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and European Studies. France (2011) Dir: Ismaël Ferroukhi. In Nazi-occupied Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man. Recruited by the police to keep...... KEEP READING

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Breaking the Silence – Music in Afghanistan

Monday, October 8 Presented by: Dr. Robert Fry, Senior Lecturer in Music History and Literature Afghanistan (2002) Dir: Simon Broughton. The story of the return of music to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. Their banning of music is unprecedented in musical history, but during the former regimes of the Mujaheddin and the Soviets,...... KEEP READING

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Moi, Petite Fille de 13 Ans (As a Young Girl of 13)

Presented as part of The Tournées Festival Tuesday, October 2 Presented by: Alexander Joskowicz, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and European Studies France (2012) Dir: Elisabeth Coronel. Simone Lagrange, a survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau, recalls with astonishing detail, the horrors of the Holocaust and her role in bringing Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie to justice. Composed...... KEEP READING

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Devdas

Saturday, September 29 Note: Screened at 10 p.m. in The Commons Center MPR Presented by: Vanderbilt Global Perspectives India (2002) Dir: Sanjay Bhansali. Set in the early 1900s, a wealthy family prohibits their son from marrying the woman he loves. As his life spirals out of control, he takes up alcohol and a life of...... KEEP READING

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Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

Wednesday, September 26 Presented by: Dr. Edward Fischer, Director of the Center of Latin American Studies Mexico (2011) Dir: Pamela Yates. A story of destinies joined by Guatemala’s past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation’s turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present. The main characters are connected by the...... KEEP READING

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Erasing Hate

Tuesday, September 25 Presented by:  The Office of Leadership Development & Intercultural Affairs. USA (2007) Dir: Bill Brummel. Violent skinhead Bryon Widner’s face, neck, and hands were covered with intimidating, racist tattoos. A series of painful laser procedures over the course of more than a year and a half was just the outward sign of...... KEEP READING

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Tuesday, September 18 Presented by: A.J. Reid Finlayson M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry USA (1975) Dir: Milos Forman. A small-time criminal fakes insanity in hopes of doing easy time in a mental hospital. The brash rebel played by Jack Nicholson rallies the patients together to take on the oppressive Nurse Ratched, a woman more...... KEEP READING

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A People Uncounted

Wednesday, September 12 Presented by: The Holocaust Lecture Series Canada (2011) Dir: Aaron Yeger. The Roma (Gypsies) faced annihilation during the Nazi “Final Solution,” yet have been relegated to a footnote in history. Today, the Roma are victims of extreme and often violent racial persecution. This documentary brings the Romani history to life through the...... KEEP READING

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